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To improve reading and writing skills so our scholars are working toward being career and college ready.
To increase the number of scholars who make gains and perform at a proficient level on the Reading FSA .(state assessment)
To increase the number of scholars who meet their projected growth on MAP and meet proficiency on MAP. MAP is a computer adaptive test that students take 2 - 3 times per year. It shows strengths, weaknesses, and growth in particular areas of reading and math. It provides teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate lessons for the scholars to help them show growth over time. Our goal in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade is to have 70% of our scholars reach the MAP Norm for that grade level. Right now we have about 40% of our scholars at that level - meeting the Norm for their grade level.) We will take our third assessment in March to see how close we get to our goal.
Our goal is grades 3-5 are based on FSA scores, however we use MAP assessment results to drive instruction in the classroom to meet the needs of our scholars. We also use these results to gauge where we are in relation to our goals for FSA, as MAP has a correlation chart that we use after the winter testing cycle (Dec.) to help project how our students will fare on the FSA in April. Right now about 20% of our scholars in grades 3-5 are meeting proficiency in ELA. Our goal is 30%. 25% of our scholars are projected to meet proficiency in math, and our goal is 40%. We definitely have our work cut out for us. The incentives will help motivate our scholars to do their best.

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Suncoast -Celebrating Scholar Achievement

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School:
Fairmount Park Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Brandy Dorcin 
Students Impacted:
500 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
March 12, 2019

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- $1,000.00

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Goal

To improve reading and writing skills so our scholars are working toward being career and college ready.
To increase the number of scholars who make gains and perform at a proficient level on the Reading FSA .(state assessment)
To increase the number of scholars who meet their projected growth on MAP and meet proficiency on MAP. MAP is a computer adaptive test that students take 2 - 3 times per year. It shows strengths, weaknesses, and growth in particular areas of reading and math. It provides teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate lessons for the scholars to help them show growth over time. Our goal in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade is to have 70% of our scholars reach the MAP Norm for that grade level. Right now we have about 40% of our scholars at that level - meeting the Norm for their grade level.) We will take our third assessment in March to see how close we get to our goal.
Our goal is grades 3-5 are based on FSA scores, however we use MAP assessment results to drive instruction in the classroom to meet the needs of our scholars. We also use these results to gauge where we are in relation to our goals for FSA, as MAP has a correlation chart that we use after the winter testing cycle (Dec.) to help project how our students will fare on the FSA in April. Right now about 20% of our scholars in grades 3-5 are meeting proficiency in ELA. Our goal is 30%. 25% of our scholars are projected to meet proficiency in math, and our goal is 40%. We definitely have our work cut out for us. The incentives will help motivate our scholars to do their best.

 

 

What will be done with my students

We are going to reward our scholars for their effort on the FSA Assessment: attitude, work habits, and using time wisely. When we surveyed them to see what their interests were, the response was overwhelmingly GAMING SYSTEMS! Scholars in each grade level will have the opportunity to earn the gaming system. They will earn tickets for applying effort, positive attitude, and using their time wisely. The tickets will be handed out during the testing sessions, and they will have the opportunity to earn multiple tickets. The more tickets they earn, the better opportunity they will have to win the games. We are purchasing the Nintendo DS handheld games so that we can provide more incentives for our scholars.

We also use the i-Ready Computer Program as an intervention for reading and math. i-Ready is an interactive computer program that provides individualized instruction for each scholar based on each one's unique needs. We use this program for intervention for our struggling scholars and enrichment for our higher performing scholars. To motivate scholars to meet the required minutes weekly on i-Ready and pass the quizzes at 75% or higher.

Each week, scholars will keep track of their minutes as well as their scores on the mini assessments in their Reading Journals, setting their goal at scoring 75% or higher. The teachers are implementing "Monitoring Mondays" which means they pull up their class data weekly and note the minutes and progress of their scholars. Individual data chats will be held weekly during i-Ready lab time. The data from weekly work on i-ready will be used by the teacher in intervention groups to close their gaps.

Scholars who get their minutes during the past week will get their name on the board for the weekly pencil give away. Each month scholars who get their weekly minutes and earn the 75% or higher on quizzes will get the mechanical pencils as well as tickets toward the gaming systems.

Individual scholar and class data chats will be held frequently. We are setting goals and making action plans based on Fall and Winter MAP scores. We celebrate effort and growth after each testing cycle. Students who meet their goals and show appropriate growth will receive the incentives.

The weekly incentives will allow scholars to become motivated and gain momentum for the cycle assessments and FSA.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Scholars will begin to own their data and show pride in their learning and achievements. By knowing their strengths and weaknesses, they are able to practice skills to become more fluent readers and writers.

*Many of our scholars have very low motivation. If the gaming systems motivate the scholars to do their best work, we can get a true picture of their reading skills.

 

 

Describe the Students

Total Enrollment - 558
ESE - 118 (including Pre-K)
89% Free/Reduced Lunch
87% Black
6% White
6% Hispanic

Achievement Data: (FSA 2018)
ELA - 17% Proficient
ELA Learning Gains - 33%
ELA L25 Learning Gains - 35%


Math - 34% Proficicient
Math Learning Gains - 45%
Math L25 Learning Gains - 39%
Science - 18% Proficient
 

 

Budget Narrative

The items listed above will be used as incentives for growth and achievement of goals between Cycle 2 MAP and Cycle 3 MAP, and most importantly MOTIVATION for FSA (Florida State Assessment). Our scores on FSA will determine our school grade. If enough of our scholars show growth, we can earn a "C" and improve our school status.

We like to have mechanical pencils as a reward for i-Ready success. Scholars get excited to have "fun" pencils. T
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Hand Held Gaming Systems $800.00
2 Pencils $200.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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